Mechanical Engineers

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
Industries
O*Net Code
17-2141.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

29 skill sets | 36 total skills
Review technical documents to plan work.
Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
Design industrial processing systems.
Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
Design integrated mechanical or alternative systems, such as mechanical cooling systems with natural ventilation systems, to improve energy efficiency.
Design industrial equipment.
Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.
Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems or needs.
Direct industrial production activities.
Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
Develop or test models of alternate designs or processing methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, potential new applications, or necessity of modification.
Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
Create models of engineering designs or methods.
Develop or test models of alternate designs or processing methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, potential new applications, or necessity of modification.
Implement design or process improvements.
Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design, performance specifications, or environmental regulations.
Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns.
Recommend the use of utility or energy services that minimize carbon footprints.
Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, or repair to ensure that machines or equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
Establish or coordinate the maintenance or safety procedures, service schedule, or supply of materials required to maintain machines or equipment in the prescribed condition.
Direct installation activities.
Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, or repair to ensure that machines or equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
Direct the installation, operation, maintenance, or repair of renewable energy equipment, such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or water systems.
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
Evaluate mechanical designs or prototypes for energy performance or environmental impact.
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
Design test control apparatus or equipment or develop procedures for testing products.
Identify new applications for existing technologies.
Apply engineering principles or practices to emerging fields, such as robotics, waste management, or biomedical engineering.
Estimate operational costs.
Estimate costs or submit bids for engineering, construction, or extraction projects.
Calculate energy losses for buildings, using equipment such as computers, combustion analyzers, or pressure gauges.
Prepare proposal documents.
Estimate costs or submit bids for engineering, construction, or extraction projects.
Document technical design details.
Write performance requirements for product development or engineering projects.
Perform marketing activities.
Solicit new business.
Supervise production or support personnel.
Perform personnel functions, such as supervision of production workers, technicians, technologists, or other engineers.
Advise customers on the use of products or services.
Provide technical customer service.
Research industrial processes or operations.
Study industrial processes to maximize the efficiency of equipment applications, including equipment placement.
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.
Establish or coordinate the maintenance or safety procedures, service schedule, or supply of materials required to maintain machines or equipment in the prescribed condition.
Determine operational methods.
Establish or coordinate the maintenance or safety procedures, service schedule, or supply of materials required to maintain machines or equipment in the prescribed condition.
Install production equipment or systems.
Select or install combined heat units, power units, cogeneration equipment, or trigeneration equipment that reduces energy use or pollution.